Baden-Baden is a beautiful and scenic town located at the base of the Black Forest in Germany. The word “Baden” translates to English as “bath’ or “to bathe” and this comes from the natural springs in the town that were known and used by the Romans in baths that you can still see the ruins of today, these ruins are 2000 years old. Unfortunately I was there on a Monday and the entry to see the ruins was closed but the town offers a nice place to wander and sit for lunch, or in our case Black Forest cake!
Following a short drive out of the centre we were able to walk a beautifully scenic walk to see Gerouldsau waterfall. Not unlike similar walks in NZ, here you can walk relatively easily along a forest path by the rocks and a free flowing river that travels down from the waterfall. This was a really nice way to spend an afternoon, the smell of fresh water and greenery and damp forest floor was very refreshing out here.